DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

CSE 291 SPRING 2008

Grading Form for Final Project Reports

                             

                            Author:
 

criterion max score
abstract informative about methods and results 3
introduction insightful on background and motivation
3

exciting and important topic and approach
3

well-chosen starting point for technical work (e.g. existing algorithm)
3

clear and sensible motivation for technical approach (e.g. new algorithm) 3
well-designed technical approach (avoiding arbitrary heuristics)
3

precise and reproducible description of technical work
3

sensible implementation decisions (code reuse, choice of PL, etc.)
2

sufficiently conclusive experiments (large datasets, lesion studies, etc.)
3

well-designed, well-described, reproducible experiments
3

understandable presentation of results, preferably graphical
3

clear, correct analysis of results (including statistical significance)
3

insightful discussion of all major experimental results
3

exciting and useful results with general applicability
3

appropriate organization (logical, not chronological) and easy-to-read plain writing style 
3

correct spelling, grammar, and choice of words
3

citations in all necessary places with full bibliographic data
3

total
50

Letter grades for CSE 291 have the following meanings:

Note that grades do not depend on whether experimental results are better or worse than existing published results.  What is important instead is that results should be believable.  A paper that does not make the reader confident that its results are correct is hardly useful.